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The Top 10 ARTnews Stories of 2023
By The Editors of Artnews
December 29, 2023

Artists to Remove Work from National Gallery, Protest Israel Funding

In early November, after weeks of fallout over various artists, dealers, and curators’ responses to the Israel-Hamas war, artists Nicholas Galanin (Lingít/Unangax) and Merritt Johnson announced that they had asked the National Gallery of Art to remove their 2017 sculpture Creation with her Children from a show of Native American art “due to US government funding of Israel’s military assault and genocide against the Palestinian people,” as they wrote on Instagram.

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